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commander of hamas. just this morning the first israeli fatalities. three people killed in rocket fire from the gaza strip. nbc's martin fletcher is live with us in tel aviv. good morning to you. >> reporter: they were standing on their balcony watching and waiting to see where the bombs would fall against all the odds had they been inside the building they probably wouldn't have been killed. the israelis are telling all of their people in the south of israel, do what you're told. stay inside. stay inside the bomb shelters. there are many rocket attacks still coming from gaza into israel. israel is continuing to attack hamas targets inside gaza. at least 11 palestinians have been killed. there was a funeral this morning for the hamas leader who was killed yesterday. hamas leaders did not attend the funeral because they're afraid of being assassinated by israel. israel's aims are to target the hamas leaders as they killed the millitent leader of hamas and at the same time and in particular to take out hamas's rocket capability. that's almost as significant as the killing yesterday. they had
>>> on our broadcast tonight, on the edge of war in the middle east. israel and hamas, exchanging fire, and poised to invade. >>> on the hill, david petraeus under heavy cover tells congress about the attack in benghazi, what he knew, when he knew it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and 18 days since the devastation on the east coast. >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with ma
aviv, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, it does look like israel and hamas are edging closer to war in gaza, a war that neither side wants, but it does appear closer with every hour that passes. terror in israel. there is another one, a soldier screams. more than 200 missiles fired at israel today. and in gaza, despair. burying a child killed in an israeli attack. israel today launched at least 200 attacks against palestinian targets, most of them against stock piles of long-range rockets, trying to eliminate that threat against the israeli citizens. and israel's army is massive along the border, with 30,000 on alert for a possible ground invasion, clear warnings. >> i hope that hamas and the other terror organizations in gaza got the message. if not, israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> reporter: but hamas appears undeterred. they say they shot down this israeli drone and attacked tel aviv. where citizens had a 90-second warning. reported almost disbelievingly on the israeli tv, israel targeted for the first time by the hamas rocke
's infrastructure. hamas is firing back with new longer range weapons, reaching jerusalem for the first time. we've got reporters standing by live in tel aviv and gaza. >>> then we'll introduce you to a pretty incredible 9-year-old girl that was left paralyzed by a car accident caused by a drunk driver. she wanted him to understand just how his actions impacted her life. she wrote a very emotional letter that was read at his sentencing. >>> and it's been a year since michelle parker was last seen. she disappeared the same day she appeared on an episode of "the people's court." we'll get an update on where that investigation stands. >>> cheer leading a fun part of many sports in high school, college and pros, but it can be incredibly dangerous as well and that has a lot of parents worried. coming up, the consequences when things go wrong. >>> a bit later, lauren scruggs is going to stop by. it's been nearly a year since she was injured by a spinning propeller. she's doing amazingly well, but it's been a tough road. she'll join us in an exclusive interview. >>> we want to begin this half-hour with
>>> good morning. breaking news -- at least one hamas rocket shot down overnight by israel's anti-missiles protecting tel aviv as israel launches a series of strikes in gaza. >>> courageous choice -- a miss america coestant makes a bold choice about her health to avoid the breast cancer that took her mother's life. >>> and one-two punch. in a night of upsets, the top two teams in college football both lose during the national championship picture on its head. the notre dame fighting irish fans with a big smile on their faces today, sunday, november 18, 2012. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >>> and i'm lester holt. a lot of talk about ceasefire between israel and hamas, but certainly not happening. the two sides going in opposite directions launching a series of strikes at each other. a live update from gaza in just a moment. >>> and then the question so many have been asking in the wake of this sex scanndal involving david petraeus, what about his wife? holly petraeus very accomplished in her own right. she has made a number of sacrifices through
. israel has called up 16,000 reservists for a possible ground attack on gaza. that is the same day hamas fired rockets at jerusalem for the first time. a visit by the egyptian prime minister failed to stop escalating violence. the israeli army sent messages to gaza residents, warning them to steer clear of hamas operatives. a week after stepping down as cia director over a sex scandal, it was back to capitol hill for general david petraeus. he met privately with the house and senate committees to discuss the attack in libya on the u.s. consulate. petraeus testified classified intelligence showed the deadly raid that killed here americans was an act of terrorism. he withheld the information to avoid tipping them off. although petraeus's testimony was comprehensive, there is a long way to go. >> president obama and congressional leaders are promising to compromise after their first face-to-face meeting on the fiscal clip since the election. and they all want to prevent massive tax increases and massive spending cuts from taking effect. democrats recognize they will have to give a little. >
will testify in the coming weeks. and palestinian militants targeted isreal's commercial capitol today. hamas shot rockets for the first time as paniced residents ran for cover. isreal has sent troops and weapons toward gaza and have called up tens of thousands of reserve vist. this comes after the hamas was killed in an air strike. >>> it's become a pretty popular alternative to coffee. >> but now the f.d.a. is looking at whether an energy shot could have played roles in 13 deaths. >> well the people who died had one thing in common. they had all used five hour energy. the reports included things like heart attacks, convulsions and even a spontaneous abortion. it's not what role if any the product played in the deaths. and children under 18 shouldn't use it at all. >> wherever they are sold, they fly off the shelf. >> people like this one especially. >> but what is good for business might not be good for your health t. size of this product five hour energy can be deceiving. >> people assume it's not that much so they might take a second one which gives them a huge jolt of caffeine. >> now th
the top commander of hamas in a tough attack. more on the report from martin fletcher from tel aviv. >> reporter: here in benghazi, is the military commander of hamas, he was, is, top of israel's hit list for years. accused of being responsible for the deaths of hundreds of israelis. he was killed on the spot. israeli leaders say it is the start of a new offensive, including assassinations against the militant leaders. war planes attacked several times, killing two more of the drivers on bikes, and two killed here, several injured, including children. israel says it had no choice after palestinians in gaza fired at least 100 rockets at israel in the last five days. >> no country would sit by idly and see its civilian population targeted this way. neither will israel. >> reporter: in gaza, they were determined to fire rockets at tel aviv, they say that israel has opened the gates of hell. palestinians have fired rockets in israeli towns, no serious damage. israelis warn they could expand the operation, including a ground invasion. and there could be more of this. the army warned that
this weekend. israel expanding its air assault against hamas and palestinian militants continuing to fire rockets into civilian areas of southern israel. that's where i want to begin this morning. i've got nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and "new york times" columnist tom friedman. who better to have to discuss this. tom, as the two sides get closer to the brink, based on your experience and reporting, where is this going? >> let's just go around the horn, david, quickly. i think hamas is trying to use this moment to both break out of the blockade and try to end targeted killing of its leaders from israel, and trying to take advantage of the new arab spring balance of power, the muslim brotherhood in egypt, to leverage that possibility. israel. israel has been watching for the last six to nine months hamas bringing in longer and longer range missiles from iran. i think they saw this as an opportunity of necessity to take those out, missiles that can now hit tel aviv and jerusalem. egypt. this is a real problem for egypt. you have a new government there that needs
from gaza into jerusalem today. it is the first time jerusalem has been targeted by hamas and shows expanded reach for rockets. no one was injured in the latest attempts. 16,000 reservists have been called up by israel for a possible ground attack in gaza. >> a week after resigning as cia director, general petraeus made his first appearance on capitol hill. he met privately with lawmakers to brief them on the benghazi attack that left four americans dead. according to lawmakers, there was little mention of his affair. >> the only glimpse of retired general petraeus was his motorcade racing off after the former cia director briefed committees on the attack in libya. >> his briefing was comprehensive. it added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> lawmakers say he told them classified intelligence showed the deadly raid was terrorism. >> they clearly believe it did not arise out of the demonstration. it was not spontaneous. there was clear terrorist involvement. >> petraeus said that as part of the talking points the cia drafted soon afte
of an all out ground operation in the dots that. >> israel has deadlyl attacks with hamas. or risk taking the nation over fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. susan rice and her statements about the day attack in benghazi and whether they make are unfit to serve as secretary of state. david petraeus was not talking about a sex scandal that is still sending shock waves through the capital. for the peasant -- president, no vacation after a busy week. >> there is no let up in the air battle between israelis and palestinian militants in gaza. 160 rockets launched into israel today, including two targets in libya. the official said 46 palestinians and three israelis have been killed so far in this for a fight. estelle was missouri man confessed of plotting to shoot a screening of -- a missouri man confessed to plotting to issued its meaning of twilight. he's been charged with first- degree assault and making it terrorist threat. prosecutors plan to ask for a mental exam. federal of investigators are continuing to review the get the he deadly train accident. the warning bells and signal
trying to encourage hamas to encourage a cease fire and to stop the fighting which is of course what everybody wants. already this morning there's been 85 rocket attacks by israel against palestinian targets in 45 minutes. so that was a heck of a 45 minutes targeting mostly underground rocket launching sites. israel has said they want to expand the operation of its targets not only against rocket installations and fabrication centers and stockpiles but to go closer to the civilian population with some of those rockets are being fired from. >> martin fletcher live for us in tel aviv. martin, thanks so much. >>> elsewhere, "the new york times" reports that the defense department has given the obama administration an assessment of what possible intervention in syria might require. as syrian forces battle opposition groups the pentagon says a u.s. military group to seize their stockpile of weapons would require upwards of 75,000 troops. the times reports that senior american officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah has set up training camps near some of the chemical weap
. the pavilion on the carrier deck was designed as a temporary structure until the shuttle's perlman and hamas build -- permanent home is build. t. has a balolot this year lot of charged questions. david has more on the dream at. >> when my father graduated high school in jamaica - >> a personal story in support of the dream act. teachers in the clergy are also making pitches endorsing question for. voters are faced with several emotionally charged issues but this may be the most understand. should illegal immigrants allowed to get an in state which a rate at maryland's public colleges. jonathan green came to the u.s. several years ago from panama. his parents entered the u.s. legally. >> we have applied but the process six years. >> opponents contain subsidizing illegal aliens will cost taxpayers $228 million a year. >> it will cost $40 million a year for just 1000 students. >> the department could not come up with a reliable estimates but they told legislators it could cost taxpayers $778, 000 in 2014 and go up by -- go up to $3.5 million by 2016. >> the problem is there is not a path 81 me
attacks getting food has become more difficult this man explained. hamas has not fired into southern israel and israel fired into gaza with the death toll so far is 19, including 5 children. the latest violence exploded with israel assassinated hamas' military chief on wednesday n.gaza, gunfire, anger and defiance and a creaseless barrage of rockets and missiles, the israeli air force carrying out what it called precision strikes, but in crowded gaza it's the civilians who bear the brunt. this child, the son of a local bbc technician, was 11 months old when he was killed by an israeli air strike. savannah, you know, we've been speaking to palestinians here, and the sense they have is fear and anxiety. they are extremely afraid of what could be coming next on the horizon. the focus though is what is it going to take to break this impact now between the palestinian factions and the israeli government? so far there's no indication that there's a truce in place. within the last hour the israeli air force has carried out strikes, including one that killed a palestinian child. savannah, ba
crisis on the gaza strip is raising international concern. israel's assault on hamas continues. an emergency meeting was held to discuss confconcerns. israel has not ruled out a possible ground campaign. ambassador susan rice apparently got a big boost from the cia. to is on the short leaist succeed the hillary clinton. >> republicans are opposed to susan rice for allegedly spreading "untruths" about benghazi. >> a democrat reports that embassador susan rice got a lifeline from the cia. this issue remains highly partisan, even personal. libya has become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain who insisted the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> for the president for two weeks afterwards to deny that that was the case is either cover-up for it is in confidence. >> un embassador susan rice denied it, infuriated republicans. lawmakers were briefed on libya. the democrat said theat u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect intelligence. >> this is something involved -- involving into something militant. >> there had been earlier
. >> israel's deadly attacks with hamas, the president is trying to make peace with congressional republicans at home. they have until december 31st to compromise on tax cuts and spending or risk taking the nation over the fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. meanwhile susan right and her statements about the deadly consulate attack make her unfit to serve as secretary of state. hearings on the attack by david petraeus out of seclusion. he wasn't talking about the sex scandal that's still sending shock waves throughout the capital. for the president arch post election trip but no vacation after a busy week brian moore wbal tv 11 news. >>> cease fire efforts appear to be gaining momentum there. israel is pressing ahead with its power. gaza militants haven't attacked israel since the night before. >>> a doctor in new jersey is facing several charges after large amounts of chemicals commonly used for making bombs and explosive devices was discovered at the home. police also found several assault rifles and other weapons when they searched the home of roberto rivera. police went to rivera
on wednesday killing hamas' military commander. more than 100 have been wounded. >>> the president heads to the new york area today to survey the damage left in the wake of superstorm sandy. this after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans would hurt job creation. >>> new health concerns this morning for yet another popular caffeinated drink, 13 reported deaths have been linked to the possible involvement of 5-hour energy. according to the fda, reports date back to 2009, dozens involving life-threatening issues like convulsions, heart attacks, and even a spontaneous abortion. the company that distributes the energy shot drink says it is unaware that any deaths can be proven to be caused by 5-hour energy and that the drink is safe when used as directed. >>> nbc news has confirmed this morning, british oil giant bp has agreed to pay a record criminal penalty as it nears a federal settlement over the 2010 gulf oil disaster. the
of the parliament speaker in damascus. this as the government shutters the office of hamas breaking with the militant group it once backed against israel. >>> officials from american airlines and u.s. airways are reportedly meeting today to discuss the benefits and downsides of a possible merger. both airlines announced last week that they had signed a non-disclosure agreement and would exchange confidential information while they evaluate a potential combination. american's parent company filed for bankruptcy protection nearly one year ago. >>> "x" factor judge britney spears is becoming a woman of letters. the pop star is currently in talks with the publishers to write her first solo novel. the hollywood reporter says the work of fiction would probably incorporate elements of spears' real life. spears has already one fiction and one nonfiction book to her credit, both co-written with her mother. it's now four minutes after the hour. you're up to date. let's go back outside with al with another check of the weather right across the way. >> outside comes inside, a beautiful thing. w
killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting about it. >>> we begin with the ever widening scandal that led to the resignation of david petraeus. andrea mitchell is here with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. in his first comments on the scandal, president obama says he's withholding judgment for now on the fbi inquiry that e
struck the gaza strip as retaliation for rocket attacks from the hamas-controlled area. >>> police say the deaths of five family members in toledo, ohio were the result of a murder-suicide. officials say the apparent intentional carbon monoxide poisoning killed three children, their uncle and their grandmother who were in the midst of a bitter custody dispute. >>> nascar superstar jeff gordon is going to have to pay up for intentionally wrecking rival clint bowyer's car in sunday's race at the phoenix international raceway. gordon was fined $100,000, got docked 25 points and is on probation through the end of this year but avoids a suspension. the scrape-up caused a major fracas between the two drivers' pit crew. >>> an incredible plane crash caught on tape in brazil. take a look at this small plane careened right off the landing strip near the sao paulo airport. the pilot suffered serious injuries. now back to matt and savannah. >> now to al who is outside with a one direction crowd. >> normally our stage is down by 49th street. at 48th street this time to give as many people a chance
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